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Arvika is situated on a branch of the glafsfjorden, Sweden's only inland fjord. It is therefore a hub of outdoor activities in the nation, and in summer is a popular destination for hiking, camping, kayaking and climbing. The town itself was just a village until its incorporation in the 19th Century. Since then it has seen that status fluctuate with rising and falling population, but nowadays is a major center in the area. The town is perhaps best known for its music festival called, appropriately enough, the Arvika festival. Held every July, it's one of the largest music festivals in Scandinavia, and if the festival goers were counted among the town's population (most attendees camp out near the festival grounds), it would nearly triple the town's number of inhabitants at a stroke.
The natural stretch of the Glaskogen encompasses the lakes Stora Gla and Övre Gla. The lake reserve was recognized by the County Administration of Värmland in 1970. The nature reserve is home to nearly 300 kilometers (186.41 miles) of trails making it one of the most popular spots for hiking and trails. The reserve can also be explored through a canoe or a mountain bike if you wish to add an adventurous touch to the trip. Camping is also a popular activity at this scenic nature reserve.
The Bjursas Ski Center is a high altitude winter vacation destination that is perfect for the entire family. For skiers, the place offers in all its glory ski lifts, downhill slopes, a couple of restaurants and a incredible chance to explore the quintessential winter experience with lots of snow all around. Perfect for the whole family, visitors can take skiing lessons or live in cozy ski-side cottages and much more. So, for a Swiss like experience, you know where to head for. Check website for more details regarding working hours which change daily.
Garphyttan National Park is a natural park stretch in the municipality of Lekeberg. The park stretches across an area of 1.11 square kilometers (0.43 square miles). The park's expanse comprises mainly of natural plantation, meadows, and scenic flower beds.